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Mar 20, 2011 8:30am PDT
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," in libya, u.s. british and french warplanes pounded key targets overnight. and in japan, at least 20,000 are now dead or missing in the earthquake. we'll hear from our correspondents in both places, plus the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen; richard lugar, ranking republican on the senate foreign relations committee, and massachusetts congressman ed markey, a voice on the environment. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now, from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. here is the news from overnight on these two extraordinary stories. in libya, moammar qaddafi says every person in the country will be armed, and tells his people to prepare for a long war. u.s., french, and british planes are bombing key military targets in libya after u.s. and british ships fired more than 100 missiles at anti-aircraft sites yesterday. in japan, radiation has showed up in tap water as far away as toky
Mar 13, 2011 8:30am PDT
, when there's a strong aftershock, nobody here seems to blink except for me, because i'm not as used to earthquakes here as the people who have grown up here their whole lives. it really is... it's been a very sad and frustrating situation for many of the people here. >> schieffer: thank you so much. obviously, you're going to stay on the job there. we really appreciate it. >> thank you, bob. >> schieffer: harry smith, our man on the move, who was just back from the middle east is in tokyo this morning, which for all the troubles, he is returning to relative normalcy. what's the latest there? >> stunning difference between friday and today. at the big airport, wide open, business as usual. the only difference i would say we saw there was there were numerous crews, rescue crews that had clearly been flown in there and were about to be deployed up north. as far as downtown tokyo is concerned, we didn't see a single vestige of earthquake damage. people were strolling through the park. it was a sunday afternoon as if nothing had happened. >> schieffer: but that is very much in contrast t
Mar 6, 2011 8:30am PST
again. we begin today with senator kerry. thank you for joining us, senator. but before we talk, here's the latest from libya. there is heavy fighting along the libyan coast. qaddafi's forces retook the town as libyan planes launched air strikes against rebels on the ground. although the rebels captured the key oil port city of ras lanuf yesterday, they are under heavy attack there today as well as in the cities of zawiyah, cities both outside tripoli, the capital. for more, let's go to mark phillips, who is in tripoli this morning. mark, what's the latest? >> well, bob, the situation here can best be described as murky this morning. both sides are effectively claiming victory. at least the government side is proclaiming a kind of victory, saying that it has recaptured several of the towns which the rebel forces have taken over the past week. and the streets here in tripoli were full this morning of people celebrating and firing guns in celebration in the air. but the situation on the ground appears to be unsettled-- one way of describing it. >> schieffer: where do you see this ending
Mar 27, 2011 10:30am EDT
to build there. for more on all of this we go to our liz palmer in tripoli. bring us up to speed, liz. >> reporter: well, let's begin in yemen where the beleaguered president has been unable to quash the demonstrations. he's now been forced to say, okay, i'll go within hours if necessary but i have to be able to go with dignity. meanwhile the security situation is unraveling. we just heard that islamic militants have seized a weapons factory in the south of the country. now over in syria where things got very violent last week, amnesty international estimates 55 people have been killed by the security forces in one town alone, now president assad has made some concessions to release 260 prisoners, for example, but it hasn't worked. we have huge demonstrations again today. many of them sparked by the funerals of those killed earlier in the week. in jordan things are a little quieter. the king though has been forced to offer concessions there to keep the peace including some measures that would limit his own power. bob? >> schieffer: and you haven't even brought up where you are in liby
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